Pentland DC – Volunteer Vacancy

There will be a vacancy for the role of District Commissioner from April 2017 Jenny Tait McGillivray the current DC will have completed her 5 year appointment and has decided not to renew the appointment.

In line with the usual practice nominations are invited from suitable and interested potential volunteers to take up this role. A copy of the Job Description is attached. However, the key role of the DC is to provide visible leadership, direction and support as well as inspiring and motivating the District Team and leaders in the District.

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YLs in Sections – Pentland

Young Leaders with Beavers, Cubs and Scouts

Young Leaders are an extremely useful resource for the younger sections.  The experience of being a Young Leader is also extremely rewarding, particularly if all the training is completed, and Young Leaders are one of our main sources for recruiting the adult leaders of the future.  The section leader plays a crucial role in giving YLs the opportunity to put their training into practice.

Page 1 of this document is the same for all Districts.  Page 2 gives information specific to Pentland District.

YLs – notes for section leaders and GSLs

Introduction for GSLs and Leaders to the YL Placement Agreement

St George’s Day Silver Acorn awards

The specially distinguished service given by the adults listed below has been recognised by the award of the Silver Acorn in this year’s St George’s Day Awards.

  • Margaret Aitken Borders District Secretary
  • Bruce MacDonald Scout Leader 108th (Colinton)and Regional ASU member (Longcraig)
  • Diane Marshall Deputy Regional Commissioner
  • Lawrence Mitchell 51st Group ASU member and AAC member Pentland District
  • Peggy Wills AAC member Borders District
  • Robert Young ASU Manager Craigalmond District
  • The Silver Acorn has also been awarded to Evelyn Rose AAC member Borders District who sadly died in December 2015

Wildfire ESU – Explorer Belt Expedition to Iceland

Iceland, the land of fire and ice and the destination for Wildfire Explorers’ first Explorer Belt Expedition in July this year. 2nd July 2015 saw the culmination of over a year’s planning and training as eleven Explorers, four Leaders and four family members departed Edinburgh for Reykjavik, our base for two days’ acclimatisation and pre-expedition preparations.

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